Severin Toresen

1871–1956 (Age 85)
Jondal, Jondal, Hordaland, Norway

The Life of Severin

When Severin Toresen was born in 1871, in Jondal, Jondal, Hordaland, Norway, his father, Thore Sjursen, was 40 and his mother, Gyrid Sverkesdatter, was 26. He married Martha Johannesdatter on 29 January 1903, in Jondal, Jondal, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1956, at the age of 85.

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Severin Toresen
Martha Johannesdatter
Marriage: 29 January 1903
Gyri Severinsdatter
Martha Severinsdatter
Tore Severinsen

Spouse & Children

29 January 1903
Jondal, Jondal, Hordaland, Norway


Parents & Siblings

  • Thore Sjursen


  • Gyrid Sverkesdatter




  • Samson Toresson


  • Male1871–1956Male

  • Guro Toresdatter


  • Sjur Mikael Toresen


  • Anna Gurine Toresdatter


+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1875 · 1875 Norwegian Census

Age 4

Lists all family members living at each residence, including year & place of birth, position in the family, marital status etc.
1876 · Ole Rolvaag

Age 5

Birth year of Ole Rolvaag. Born in Dønna, Nordland county, Norway. He became a famous Norwegian-American author for his Giants in the Earth book series. He was also a professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
1900 · 1900 Norwegian Census

Age 29

Enumerates all persons in Norway on 3 Dec 1900. Also includes data of individuals on Norwegian ships. Includes names, birthdates & birthplaces, marital status, position in family, occupation, nationality etc.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Thor .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Severin Toresen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Severin Toresen - Published information: birth-name: Severin Toresen

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